The 'Monogram' Story
April 5th, 2021
THE REIGNING CHAMP.
Heading into the 1966 Masters, Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear, was the defending Champion. He won the previous year in 1965 by NINE strokes over Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. In 1966, Jack was looking to become the first ever back to back winner of the event. Everyone expected to see Jack at the top of the leaderboard, but how he would appear that weekend would surprise a lot people.
MONOGRAM BY JACK.
Despite having numerous apparel sponsors, the Golden Bear did something unexpected and showed his lack of respect for the mundane. He dressed in plain, monogramed apparel all week including a black monogrammed glove. Jack did what we wanted and knew that normal wasn't and never has been cookie cutter. Just to back it up, Jack went out and won the 1966 Masters in a Monday playoff to become the first ever back to back winner of the event. He set precedent that repeat winners put the green jacket on themselves.
We can't think of a better way to start off Master's Week than with this glove. Disrupt the Mundane just like Jack did.